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Thai Coconut Soup Recipe with Courgetti

Thai coconut courgetti soup

Published: May 25, 2016 at 11:51 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 6

We've taken our courgetti obsession to the next level with this easy, healthy Thai coconut courgetti soup. Starting with room temperature courgettes means the soup won't cool down much when you pour it into the bowl and the courgette won't go soggy

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal321
fat26.9g
saturates22.9g
carbs10.4g
sugars7.6g
fibre2.8g
protein8g
salt1.8g
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Ingredients

  • 4 larger or 6 medium courgettes, at room temperature
  • coconut oil
  • 2 x 400g tins coconut milk
  • 700ml vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp palm sugar
  • 1 lime, plus wedges to serve
  • 1-2 tbsp fish sauce
  • to serve coconut cream
  • 4 shallots, chopped
  • 6 (seeded if you like) red chillies
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, outer layer removed and finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled
  • a thumb-sized piece galangal or ginger, peeled and sliced
  • a bunch coriander, leaves and stems separated (leave a few leaves to serve)
  • 2 tsp shrimp paste
  • 6 lime leaves, finely shredded
  • 1 tsp  ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander

Method

  • STEP 1

    To make the curry paste, bash the shallots, chillies, lemongrass, garlic, galangal and coriander stems in a large mortar with a pestle until it forms a paste (or you can whizz in a blender instead, if you like). Add the shrimp paste, lime leaves, spices and 1 tsp salt and bash or whizz again until smooth.

  • STEP 2

    Top and tail the courgettes, then use a spiralizer to cut the courgettes, or very thinly slice into noodles.

  • STEP 3

    Heat 2 tbsp coconut oil in a large pan and fry 6 tbsp of the curry paste until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the coconut milk, stock and palm sugar and simmer for 10 minutes. Divide the courgetti between 6 warmed bowls. Season the soup with the lime juice and fish sauce, and pour over the courgetti. Scatter with coriander leaves, a drizzle of coconut cream and serve with lime wedges.

Best spiralizers to make courgetti

Spiralizers are a nifty kitchen gadget for creating gorgeous long spirals of fruit and veg – spiralized courgette in particular makes for a delicious, healthy alternative to spaghetti. We’ve tested five spiralizers to suit any budget, so click here on to find out which is right for you.

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